How do people cope with possible devaluation fears, do they hold saving in euro's, I can't see why they wouldn't.First of all, a lot of people don't have much savings. There' s much more debt than savings. Latvia has 140% of its annual GDP in its external debt and most of this debt has been generated by people and companies, rather than the government (whose debt is just 10% of GDP).
Out of those who have savings, some hold them in euros. (I've been advised to do that by several people.) Others just shrug off the devaluation fears. We've had devaluation rumours circulating locally in our country since February or March and nothing has happened yet... I now start seeing more people who are just disregarding devaluation rumours as background noise.
Is it allowed or common in Latvia to pay for every day things with other than a local currency?No. But it's easy to change currencies or to have a foreign-currency account at a local bank and change the money to lats whenever necessary.